"Through friendship — by accumulating bonds of camaraderie and developing strong ties of trust — we can contribute to the fundamental shifts that are urgently needed to achieve lasting stability, weave a safety net that will protect us all, and generate passion for a better world where all are united for the greater good". UN
Friday July 30 | International Day of Friendship
A poignant performance in the Olympics Opening Ceremony on Friday night, left me thinking about how Covid19 has separated us, but brought us closer together. Through our shared experience on a global scale.
That is certainly true of the friendship, shared vision, trust and effort my friend and partner in India and I have achieved together over the past year (after 10). Ravi (pictured, yes he's happy and when I could travel to India) has been housing our Artisans to ensure they're safe, have meaningful work & don't have to go back to the villages where they couldn't support themselves or their families. Our Artisans are now fully vaccinated but still we follow strict Covid19 protocols. What a wonderful, kind, human being. And thanks to you who connected with me via Swimming in Stones.
There are so many depths to my love and connection to jewellery, the Artisans, the stones, the creativity and the meaning to people who wear it.
From Letters to Tattoos, from Yellow Roses to Jade Plants, Irish Claddagh Rings to Friendship Bracelets - through history, at all ages and all around the globe we celebrate friendship through symbols. It is a generosity of spirit that connects us.
Connect through Stones
Lapis Lazuli a symbol both of friendship and of truth. Through strength & honesty. An ancient & deep meaning stone Lapis Lazuli has been mined in the mountains of Afghanistan for over 6000 years. The strongest, longest-lasting friendships are the most honest.
Moonstone is believed to open the heart to nurturing, new friendship, new love and reunite those separated by space or disagreement.
(you can search by stone in the top nav online)
Topaz a traditional symbol of friendship through fidelity. No matter distance, misunderstandings or different life paths. A strong friendship is built on commitment and faithfulness.
Connect through Stories
Kindred Souls Blessed am I to share this life with you.
Precious Is your heart. Your love. Are your dreams. Are you. A reminder to accept and exude love. To quote Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist "When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too".
HumanKind A symbolic reminder of the fragility of our humanity. The importance of being kind to others and living with compassion in our hearts.